Dressed for: Plaid Slouch

Already Pretty outfit featuring black sweater, slouchy plaid pants, black ankle booties, stretch bracelets

Sweater – thrifted – similar
Pants – CAbi (no longer available) – similar
Booties – Steve Madden (no longer available) – similar
Bracelets – various – similar look
Earrings – Corsetsimilar

I bought these pants last fall before I’d truly fallen in love with the pleated, slouchy silhouette. A moment of ESP, perhaps? Or maybe it’s just that Husband Mike has always said he loves me in plaid pants, and that fact floats through my brain whenever I find a pair that really works for me. Either way, this pair is very fall, both in palette and in weight, and a great match for a simple sweater and ankle boots.

Plaid is big this season! Anyone else in possession of plaid trousers? Plaid something else? Got a favorite color scheme or style?

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Dressed for: Curves and Lines

Already Pretty outfit featuring gr.dano burnout tunic, skinny jeans, black ankle booties, fringe handbag

Tunic – gr.dano
Jeans – courtesy Karen Kane
Booties – Steve Madden (no longer available) – similar
Earrings – Infrared Studio
Bag – altered/DIYed (tutorial to come) – similar

This is one of two similar tunics I picked up during my spring visit to the gr.dano flagship with Audi, and I love it with my whole heart. That gracefully curved asymmetric hem is such a great partner to slim jeans and chunky booties. It’s a pretty lightweight fabric, but I’m really hoping it’ll layer well so I can wear it into the winter.

And the bag was one of my only DIY projects that actually turned out better than I’d hoped it would! I’m working on a post describing the process …

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Dressed for: The Holdovers

Already Pretty outfit featuring sweatshirt, slouchy pants, black pumps, fringe handbag

Top – Loft courtesy Twice
Pants – Eileen Fisher
Pumps – Clarks Wessex Wyvern
Necklaces – various Etsy – similar look
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan (now in tan) – similar look
Earrings – Patina – similar

So after all my talk about a flat-shoe-centric life, here I am in heels. I wore this on a day when I had a TV appearance and spent the rest of my time working from home. And these Clarks heels are one of the few pairs I can still rely on to keep my feet happy, at least for short runs. They made the cut from my merciless shoe purge.

With the style shift, I expected my sartorial inspiration to be drawn from edgy, rocker-ish sources. Instead, I find myself ogling the clothing and styling at Eileen Fisher (hence these completely amazing pants) and Peruvian Connection. Could not have predicted THAT, but both are showing lots of neutrals, interesting layers, and some really artful pieces for fall and winter. Just goes to show that inspiration is everywhere.

And yes, that is basically a tweed sweatshirt. Mined from the vast Twice selection. I love it a whole bunch.

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